Campus & Community

Students, Faculty and Staff

Information Subject to Change
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This is an exciting opportunity for Winthrop to be a part of the American electoral process and witness history in action.

A large number of visitors will be on campus Nov. 6, so below is important information to keep in mind. Please continue to check this page for updates.


Classes will meet on a normal schedule.


To accommodate the many guests on campus the week of the forum, there will be some temporary parking changes and road closures. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes and closures may cause and thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this time!

Please refer to the campus Parking Map (pdf - 821 kb) for more details.

Friday, Nov. 6 - all faculty, staff, and students are asked to seek parking in the Legion Lot (site F on the parking map) or the Meadows Lot (site J on the parking map).

NOTE: You will NOT be ticketed for parking in a spot designated for something different than your parking permit shows during this time, unless you are parked in a disabled space.

From Monday, Nov. 2 (5 p.m.) through Saturday, Nov. 7 (12:30 a.m.), Memorial Circle and all parking around Byrnes Auditorium will be closed.

From Thursday, Nov. 5 (7 a.m.) through Saturday, Nov. 7 (12:30 a.m.), President's Circle (in front of Wofford & Richardson, site K on the parking map) will be closed.

Any faculty, staff or students that typically park in these areas will need to seek parking in the Legion Lot or the Meadows Lot during this time.

Please make arrangements to accommodate for the additional time needed for walking from these areas.

Faculty/Staff and Visitor parking in front of Bancroft, Margaret Nance, Tillman and McLaurin will be open all week; however, access will be limited on Friday, Nov. 6.


Other Lot Closures

Friday, Nov. 6 (5 a.m.-midnight) closures:

  • All parking around the West Center (site E on the parking map)
  • The Johnson Lot (site E on the parking map)
  • The Margaret Nance Lot (site G on the parking map)
  • The McLaurin Lot (site H on the parking map)
  • Alumni Lot (site A on the parking map)

Road Closures

While Oakland Avenue will remain open, due to heavily increased traffic and congestion, it is asked that you please try to avoid using this road and the area around the main entrance to campus.

Please view the map of road closures and traffic patterns (pdf - 754 kb) to prepare for the disruptions.

Friday, Nov. 6 (5 a.m.-midnight): Founders Lane will be closed.

First in the South Traffic Map

Other Important Information

The West Center will be closing at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.